Channel 4 signs up for season two of Fargo

There was a ripple of excitement here last week when we discussed the revelations that series two of Fargo would be set in the 1970s and focus on Lou Solverson, who has recently returned from serving in Vietnam. I loved this anthological approach, and can’t wait to see what Noah Hawley and co have cooked…

Fargo: Reaction To Series Two Being Set In 1979

There’s no doubt about it; Fargo has been one of my favourite shows of the year. It was terrifying, comical, clever, twisty, turny, violent, touching and engrossing. Pretty much all at once. That’s quite a combination and in any other hands it would have been conceived in a convoluted and messy way. Instead, Noah Hawley…

Gotham watch: Harvey Dent and Hugo Strange expected in first season

I’ve started to follow the gestation of Batman-prequel fairly closely, even though, whisper it, I’m a bit ambivalent to the super anti-hero. My interest in the prequel series – broadcasting on US network Fox in the autumn – stems from the fact that a) it’ll be one of the most talked-about series of the new…

US drama Stalker adds Elisabeth Rohm

The one thing that US networks do very well is the police procedural. It always astounds me that shows like CSI, Law & Order and NCIS (and even edgier stuff like Elementary) can maintain such a high standard despite each series lasting for what feels like 17 years. With autumn fast approaching (sort of), we’re readying…

Harrogate Dispatches: Lynda La Plante

We’re firmly ensconced at the Theakston’s Crime Writing Festival this weekend and in among the superb panel sessions featuring some great crime fiction writers are talks with crime drama people. One such author who crosses over into the crime drama sphere is Lynda La Plante, doyenne of era-defining drama like Prime Suspect. Here are the…

First look at Season Two Of The Fall

As I mentioned yesterday, we’re all going through a bit of a quiet patch when it comes to crime drama (summer, innit?) but we’re bracing ourselves for an onslaught of darkness in the autumn when, traditionally, the new seasons of dramas kick into action. One of the series we’re looking forward to most is The Fall,…

New Gotham Trailer And Joker News

Yes, yes, I know we’ve been a bit quiet this past week (blame the World Cup and the day job), but I’m eager to get back into it. Thankfully there are a few bits and pieces floating around during, what is, the calm before the autumn storm, and the first item I want to bring…

Sherlock announcement today

Not much else to say about this apart from today (Wednesday 2nd July) there will be an announcement by the BBC about Sherlock and potential new episodes. Martin Freeman was quoted by The Telegraph a few days ago saying: “I think that might be for next Christmas. A Christmas special. That’s what I understand. I’m speaking off-message here;…